Another new paper!

This time from John Stillwell and me (rather than the other way around!) – paper is titled “A comparison of internal migration by ethnic group in Great Britain using a district classification”.

“Oooh, that sounds interesting!” I hear you cry “which classification and where do migrants from different ethnic groups come from and go to?” Well the answers to those and other burning questions can be found if you go to the website of the Journal of Population Research and have a little gander at the paper…

Here’s a pic to whet your appetite:

New paper from me and the sad end of an era…

Yes, British migration classification fans, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – publication of the CIDER Migration Classification paper! *Cue delirious cheering, whooping, hollering and cries of ‘get in the hole!!’*

This most recent product of my blood, sweat and tears – co-authored by John Stillwell – can be found in the latest edition of Population Trends. I say latest, but I should also say final, as sadly after 36 years of publication Population Trends is from today, no more. In 2010 the Office for National Statistics took the decision to cease regular publication of all of  its journal titles – I can only speculate the victim of the severe cuts being enforced across the public sector currently.

The Autumn 2011 issue really does mark the end of an era and I will be sad to see it go, especially as I think I can safely say that it is the journal, above all others, that has been the source of useful and practical research during my academic career.

CIDER Migration Classification mash-up

Thanks to some help from Richard Milton and Ollie O’Brien at CASA I have now managed to produce a google maps mash-up of the Migration Classification I developed as part of my thesis.

CIDER Migration Classification

CIDER Migration Classification

The full interactive map can be accessed on Maptube using the link below:

The Census Campaign

Ooh look, two of my favourite things in the same place – the Census and Secularism.

Census Campaign

The latest social attitudes survey suggests around 43% of people in Britain say they have no religion – in the 2001 Census this figure in England was recorded as being around 15%. Such a big difference is most likely attributed to non-religious Brits who were exposed to bits of the CofE when they grew up and when faced with a leading questions like ‘What is your religion?’ feel obliged to choose one.

Even taking all of the Jedi into consideration ( – a whole 0.7% of the England and Wales population – the last Census almost certainly did not record successfully the true religious geography of the UK. With such figures used to bolster arguments for social maladies such as faith schools, this time we should all owe it to the country to be honest on March 27th…

Census 2011